27 Mar '12, 12pm

Clean Links: Solar, Wind, Energy Efficiency, Clean Transport, Energy Storage

Clean Links: Solar, Wind, Energy Efficiency, Clean Transport, Energy Storage

Traditional pumped storage accounts for the vast majority of energy storage capacity in use today. Although most active storage projects are utilizing decades-old pumped hydro storage technologies, the industry has entered a new period of innovation as a number of market players invest considerable resources to develop emerging technologies such as advanced batteries, compressed air energy storage (CAES), flywheels, and thermal storage. According to a recent tracker report from Pike Research, newer technologies, including advanced forms of pumped storage, account for 12% of all energy storage projects announced as of the fourth quarter of 2011, in terms of capacity. Overall, the cleantech market intelligence firm finds that nearly 600 energy storage projects, representing 152 gigawatts of capacity, have been announced or deployed worldwide. The last decade has seen a surge...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2012/03/27/clean-links-solar-win...

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